New Atlus game to feature sex, sheep, and vaginal targeting

Well, maybe ‘vaginal targeting’ is a bit of a stretch. But the first teaser Catherine, the latest title from Atlus certainly features lots of sex and sheep. If you’ve been waiting for more news about Persona 5, this may be even better. Catherine’s producer, character designer, and composer, have all sharpened their teeth on earlier Persona titles with Atlus.

The game follows Vincent, a 32-year-old office worker. But his dreary life gets a kick in the pants after a mysterious encounter with a young woman named Catherine. It’s not long before the nightmares begin, which find Vincent struggling to climb to the top of a seemingly never-ending staircase as giant hands chase after him. And of course, there are sheep, a necessary component for every existential nightmare about man’s struggle to find meaning in the modern world. Or not.

Above: That's Vincent on the left and Catherine on the right

Above: Vincent stumbling with the sheeple

Above: A bad case of bed hair

Details on how the game will work, outside of a recent reveal in Famitsu, are sparse at the moment, but it appears that the story will switch between the ‘real’ world and Vincent’s nightmares, much like the way your team split time between the real world and the Dark Hour in the Persona series.

Speaking to Famitsu, Katsura Hashino jokes that Catherine will be different from the usual, saying that “it’s very adult-oriented.” Character designer Soejima described the look of Catherine as “daring” and “audacious,” says that there’s more to the game than its adult themes, hinting that when you actually play the game, you can expect to be “stimulated even more, although in a different sense.”

Catherine will be Atlus’ first HD game and is expected to release in Japan for the PS3 and 360 this winter. You can check out the official teaser site, which is scheduled to open on August 23.

Above: The first teaser trailer for Catherine

Source: AndriasangFamitsu

Aug 19, 2010


  • deathcleaver - January 13, 2011 12:39 p.m.

    Nice Man... Pretty SEXY y'know
  • Craza - August 30, 2010 4:44 a.m.

    The animation studio is a favorite of mine, so I'm glad to see that. o:
  • Metroidhunter32 - August 22, 2010 2:32 p.m.

    Has Atlus ever made something that wasn't aimed at adult audiences? Not talking inappropriate stuff here, but would your average 12 year old understand what's going on? In anycase the cutscenes that looked to be ingame had a pleasing graphical style, but I'm suspicious of the sex. I think that it could fall to far in to tittilation and lose the maturity with witch Atlus has always acted. But it's Atlus, so my fears are probally unwarented, they're one of the best devs out there and this will probally be fantastic anyways.
  • sepirothpk - August 22, 2010 10:36 a.m.

    @DVTC Calm down, he just has a different opinion. I'm personally not that interested in this game, but want to try some of the personas. Just because he doesn't like the sound of this game doesn't mean he has ... unsophisticated tastes or anything ReCapthca "chiaroscuro splaties" What the heck?
  • Weirdjedi - August 21, 2010 2:40 a.m.

    This really threw me off. I hear the music that I love. I see the dream settings that I love. Then I see, uh, where is the gameplay? What is with the pervy setting? Remind me again what the plot is?
  • HawtKakez - August 21, 2010 1:42 a.m.

    Well...that's certainly something you don't see everyday.
  • DVTC - August 20, 2010 1:20 p.m.

    the game looks,, err,, awesome but confusing at the moment.. need more explanation, but the game's like Persona-like weirdness. I like it. @oufour then stop wasting your time here and go play MW2 kid.
  • jtmcbath - August 20, 2010 12:07 p.m.

    I present a game by David Lynch. What is it with Atlus and making weird yet surprisingly good RPGs?
  • quincytheodore - August 20, 2010 9:52 a.m.

    Ah the great thing about Atlus is they never boast or market their games unnecessarily. I never heard of this before and here it is, just like Persona series. Well I have to play this to judge, but the uniqueness and if Shoji Meguro do the OST, those alone are enough to invest in this.
  • IamNOTatalkingpony - August 20, 2010 7:50 a.m.

    @oufour um...well...DAMNIT FREE SPEECH!!!
  • Tygerclaws - August 20, 2010 2:25 a.m.

    "You gotta love the perfect breasts all anime women possess lol" No idea what you're talking about. All breasts are perfect, so long as they're not ironing board flat.
  • powerpc127 - August 20, 2010 1:34 a.m.

    It looks like a David Lynch anime. The in engine stuff looks really good though.
  • Robusken - August 19, 2010 11:37 p.m.

    One of the negatives of sharing a room with a younger person: I can't play pervy games like this.
  • CH3BURASHKA - August 19, 2010 11:02 p.m.

    It looks so fantastically Atlus; the intro is similar to the Persona ones in a way I really like. The craziest thing about the SMT universe is that it contains a Midnight Hour, TV worlds and some kind of dream planes, yet they don't interact and only a limited number of people know about them, and only about their own exclusively. It's always funny to see cameos and know that they're dealing with crazy shit as well, but it's completely separate from the main character's problems and world.
  • Thequestion 121 - August 19, 2010 10 p.m.

    Whaaaa? That looks totally cool and totally weird.
  • n00b - August 19, 2010 9:46 p.m.

    hope it makes it over here, with nothing being cut.
  • DarkTone - August 19, 2010 9:17 p.m.

    Never played a game like this before. The trailer drew me in and i'm pretty open mined.
  • foxyexplosion - August 19, 2010 9:10 p.m.

    If studio 4c is working on it you know its going to be good. A little pervtastic and could lead to awkwardness around people who dont understand the artistic qualities (which im only half fooling myself are there)
  • BlackElement17 - August 19, 2010 8:46 p.m.

    Will good scores lead to intimacy?
  • oufour - August 19, 2010 8:46 p.m.

    @ iamnotatalkingpony why not? everyone else is. i'm just saying it looks like shit instead of being awesome.

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